Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile

October 17, 2010

 Invisalign - a transparent orthodontic device that is an alternative to traditional metal braces and is typically used for occlusion. As a rule, treatment with Invisalign is more expensive than the traditional treatment with braces Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile  Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile
 . Invisalign is particularly popular among adults who do not want to wear braces, considering them, in a sense, child or adolescent attribute.

The most obvious advantage of this type of treatment is transparency - Invisalign is not so much visible on the teeth, as conventional braces. In addition, the manufacturer claims that the Invisalign braces is more convenient: it is associated with a significantly lower risk of damage to the mouth and tooth demineralisation.

Invisalign, unlike braces, should be removed while eating, pitsya, and brushing teeth. Because of this, patients can eat whatever they want without fear of damage to the device.

On average, Invisalign patients are between 12 and 18 months.

However, Invisalign has disadvantages. For example, if the patient squeaks or knocks teeth at night, the unit may be damaged. In practice, however, it is rare.

Invisalign is made of polyurethane. Manufacturers recognize that, although extremely rare, this substance can cause an allergic reaction Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat  Allergic reactions: how to understand why you tickle in the throat
 . Its symptoms include sore throat, nausea, and / or cough. In more severe cases, systemic inflammation can begin; a patient in a reaction to the Invisalign urgently needed medical care.

 Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile


Treatment with Invisalign, like any other dental treatment begins with a consultation with a doctor. The patient and the doctor to discuss the benefits of different treatments, their cost and other aspects. Then the doctor will do x-rays and dental impression, which a special program of Invisalign will make three-dimensional images of the teeth. In these images the doctor will make a detailed treatment plan.

Based on the treatment plan is made for a series of devices occlusion (the exact number depends on the intended duration of treatment and patient characteristics problems). The patient should be worn at all times, taking off only to eat and brush your teeth.

On average, the patient begins to wear the new Invisalign every two weeks. To monitor the progress of treatment, you should undergo dental checkup every six weeks.

 Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile

The principle of technology Invisalign

Invisalign (invisible from the word) - it is the movement of the teeth in the right direction with the help of special transparent cases (CVR), which are completely invisible on the teeth, but can actively move the teeth into the desired direction. This system was developed orthodontic American campaign "Invisalign" in the mid 80-ies of the last century. For twenty years it is significantly pressed basic orthodontic system that previously was used for occlusion Malocclusion: beauty for all ages  Malocclusion: beauty for all ages
   - Braces.

All removable aligners, they are arranged such that they provide a very slow movement of the tooth in a given direction (the accuracy of the provided computer 3D-technologies). Because the bite is constantly changing, the mouthguard is required to be replaced every two weeks. To make it convenient to monitor the movements of the tooth, in some cases, on the surface of the droplets deposited filling material in tooth color (attachments). After correction of the bite end, attachments are removed.

Wearing a mouthguard should always at least 20 hours a day, removing only for eating and brushing teeth. Treatment usually takes several months. Dentists who are engaged in this type of treatment, are trained in the United States and obtained from "Invisalign" certificate.

 Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile

How is the correction of anomalies of the dentition and occlusion

Feature Invisalign system is the use of 3D-technologies at all stages of correction, since the diagnosis, which allows to eliminate the wrong diagnosis. With the help of computer technology and special material taken unshrinkable impressions of teeth. Prior to treatment, be sure to make the X-rays of the jaw, direct and digital photos faces the side - it allows a correction taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient's face. All the survey data of the patient are entered into a computer, which after processing of these data gives the expected result of correction - the normal dentition and correct bite. The patient is introduced to the desired results after its approval are corrected.

After a thorough diagnosis and coordination of patient results with virtually invisible, but very durable biopolymer (apparently he recalled rapidly solidifying liquid rubber) made mouthguards or special cases on the teeth, which fully comply with the form and size of the patient's teeth. Number CVR individually - it depends on the diagnosis and the patient's wishes, but the average for the treatment takes about 20 Kappa. Kappa made in the dental lab "Invisalign" in the United States, on the basis of diagnostic data sent by special mail. After installation of the CVR are not fixed in any material, this only happens mechanically.

Correction of the dentition using the technology of "Invisalign" can be combined with teeth whitening Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?  Teeth whitening - which option is right for you?
 . In this case, add a mouthguard whitening gel and teeth gradually get lighter shade.

Indications and contraindications for this type of correction of dental anomalies are defined individually in the treatment process.

 Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile

Positive aspects of technology Invisalign

Positive aspects of this technology are:

  • clear aligners are invisible to others, so no one realizes that the correction of the patient bite;
  • mouthguards are not difficult, since they are no attached to teeth and have metallic structures; Kappa can chew even if it is a small snack;
  • remove and wear a mouthguard for eating and brushing your teeth is also easy and not burdensome;
  • oral hygiene when using this system is no different from the usual, but the patient must carefully rinse your mouth after every meal.

 Invisalign: quietly working on the beauty of a smile

What can alert the patient during the correction of teeth with Invisalign system

  • after the establishment of the CVR first time, the patient may experience discomfort in the form of a foreign body in the mouth; but it passes quickly;
  • sometimes in the first two weeks of mouthguards may interfere with the pronunciation of individual sounds, but it also passes quickly;
  • visit the dentist must be strictly after a certain period of time (usually two weeks), because if the replacement of the CVR is not made in a timely manner, violating pre-designed circuit movement of the teeth;
  • after the correction is over, the teeth over time can take its original position; To avoid this, you need to carry a few mouthguards.

But despite some nuances technology "Invisalign" definitely a good (respectively, and expensive).

Galina Romanenko